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Air Offensive

Air Offensive
2

Air Offensive is a budget-priced arcade flying game. You hover more than fly here, forever gliding on a sleek invisible pillow, fighting enemy craft spread over voxel-rendered maps. It reminds one a lot of Thunder Brigade, except you control your craft with the keyboard and not the mouse or joystick. The missions are also a […]

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True Crime: New York City

True Crime: New York City
3

As a sequel to Streets of LA, True Crime: New York City has the same gritty feel, gunplay and violent fun that was common in the first game. That first game was, to its credit, less than ideal, with some wonky gunfights and hand to hand combat, much of it a heritage of its console-to-pc […]

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Dead to Rights

Dead to Rights
2.5

Jack Slate suffers from an identity crisis. On the one hand, he thinks he’s Chow Yun-Fat in The Replacement Killers. On the other, he thinks he’s our friend Max Payne. But what Mr. Slate can’t escape is his true identity: just another console-port action hero. The story in Dead to Rights has been told a […]

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Crime Cities

Crime Cities
4

Fans of G-Police will instantly dig into Crime Cities. Taking place in a future world that owes as much to the Fifth Element as it does to Blade Runner, the game casts you as a hovercar-driving undercover cop out to blow away the bad guys, earn cash by taking jobs, and not get dead. It’s […]

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Boiling Point: Road to Hell

Boiling Point: Road to Hell
3

Boiling Point simmers in mediocrity. It’s hard to place Boiling Point: Road to Hell into any definitive category, but one can arguably classify it as a blend between a role-playing game and a shooter, with a large open world, many characters, vehicles, and missions. The setting is a South American country with a volatile regime […]

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Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
2

What do you do when you’ve been abducted from Earth by a sadistic Master Race? Fight for your life in the game they’ve arranged for their amusement. Losing isn’t an option – the fate of Earth hangs in the balance. Facing you in battle is a host of repulsive and violent aliens who are just […]

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The Creed

The Creed
3.5

Insomnia Entertainment’s The Creed is odd blend of over the top sci-fi and Gauntlet. Casting players as bounty hunter Guy Wolfe or terrorist Gene Matrix, the underlying story involves a crashed prison ship and the predictable fugitive chase. Spicing up the story are three factions: good and evil cultists in The Brotherhood and The Order, […]

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Panzer Dragoon

Panzer Dragoon
4

At it’s core Panzer Dragoon is nothing more than Afterburner with a Dragon motif, featuring the ability to fly and attack targets from the back of said creature. The end result is a pretty damn fun console-to-pc action game. Although the visuals seem a little washed on the PC, the thrill and excitment of flying […]

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AI WARS: The Awakening

AI WARS: The Awakening
2

Another case of forgotten 90s weirdness. AI Wars aspires to be an action/RPG somewhat along the lines of System Shock 2 or TRON. It’s one of many 90s experimental games. Your avatar explores a complicated 3D environment in search of the cash, passwords, and technologies necessary to achieve your goals, deceiving or fighting its way […]

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Terminator 3: War of the Machines

Terminator 3: War of the Machines
2.5

War of the Machines is essentially “Battlefield 2042: Terminator.” It’s humans versus machines, with 32-player Internet and LAN play, lots of vehicles, different maps set in all sorts of post-nuclear worlds – a ruined ocean harbor, devastated highways, Tech Com and SkyNet bases, crumbling factories, downtown future Los Angeles, etc. The concept behind Terminator 3 […]

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